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3.2.9 The mailer Statement

Syntax

mailer {
  url url;
}

Description

A mailer is a special logical entity GNU Mailutils uses for sending messages. Its internal representation is discussed in Mailer. The mailer statement configures it.

The mailer statement contains a single sub-statement:

Configuration: url str

Set the mailer URL.

GNU Mailutils supports three types of mailer URLs, described in the table below:

smtp://[user[:pass][;auth=mech,...]@]host[:port][;params]
smtps://[user[:pass][;auth=mech,...]@]host[:port][;params]

Send messages using SMTP protocol. See SMTP Mailboxes, for a detailed description of the URL and its parts.

sendmail[://progname]

Use sendmail-compatible program progname. Sendmail-compatible means that the program must support following command line options:

-oi

Do not treat ‘.’ as message terminator.

-f addr

Use addr as the sender address.

-t

Get recipient addresses from the message.

See sendmail, for details.

prog://progname?query

A prog mailer. This is a generalization of ‘sendmail’ mailer that allows to use arbitrary external programs as mailers.

It is described in detain in prog.

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